Samsung Galaxy Beam goes up for pre-order in Europe, price revealed

Samsung Galaxy Beam goes up for pre-order in Europe, price revealed
The Samsung Galaxy Beam is an unusual Android phone - it looks like the typical slab with a dual-core processor and fairly large, 4-inch screen, but if you take a closer look, you’d notice that it comes with a built-in projector. Shining with 15 lumens of brightness, it will stretch out pictures from that 4-inch screen to up to a 50-inch frame. You can play movies, photos, slideshows, mirror what’s on your phone and even highlight stuff with the built-in application. You can also use the Beam’s projector as a very powerful flashlight with colors of your choice.

We ourselves find the idea so neat that wouldn’t mind having a projector in every handset (do you hear us, phone makers?), but while we wait for those good times, the Galaxy Beam has just went up for pre-order in Europe. In the UK, the price to book one of those projector-equipped Samsung Galaxy Beams is nearly $685 (£429.99) off contract.

Now, that’s pretty steep, but we should keep in mind that the price doesn’t inlcude a subsidy and it’s for the enthusiast early adopters.

The Samsung Galaxy Beam spec highlights show a 4-inch WVGA display, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 768MB of RAM, 8 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, a 2,000mAh battery, both a rear 5MP camera and a front 1.3MP shooter. It rocks Gingerbread, but hopes are that it will get updated to ICS. Don't forget to check out preview of the Beam where we get a detailed look at the projector and how it all works.


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Galaxy Beam
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

I want this phone, especially its built in projector.

2. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

I will buy one !

3. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Not a practical phone !! No will use the projector after like 1-2 months leaving behind a bulky phone !!!

4. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

only WVGA screen? only 2000mAh battery? only WVGA projector? only 15 lumens? Too bad. I love the idea. Just think it's half of a modern smartphone for a high-end price. Hope they don't give up on the idea if nobody buys it. I'd like to buy the second or third generation.

5. pbui.818

Posts: 78; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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